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Are You Childhood Cancer Aware?

Childhood cancer is the leading disease killer of children in developed countries; second most common among children aged 1 to 15 in developing countries. With statistics and insights from parents and survivors, we explore the realities around the world.

Three young girls sit one behind the other as they enjoy riding together down a slide. The girl at the back has curly brown hair and wears a light pink sweater. The middle girl has blonde hair and wears a light purple shirt. The girl in front has light brown hair, wears a pink top, and holds a plaid cushion. They are surrounded by green foliage and trees in the background. The sun creates halos around their hair as it blows with their movement down the slide, and blue sky is seen in the top right corner, beyond the trees..

Parents and Survivors Can Help Doctors Create Great Retinoblastoma Care

Being the parent of a child with retinoblastoma, or living with the effects of this cancer, can be frustrating. We look at a few challenges and ways we can help the medical community advance care.

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How Do We Achieve Early Diagnosis of Retinoblastoma?

Retinoblastoma specialists agree that early diagnosis of eye cancer is a child’s best hope of survival, retaining some vision or their eye. Yet around the world, thousands of children die, and more than half of children who are cured lose at least one eye. We consider the potential and limitations of six solutions to improve early diagnosis.

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Revisit One Rb World and SIOP 2016 (Dublin)

We are looking forward to One Rb World and SIOP 2017 in Washington D.C. this October. Read about the 2016 One Rb World meeting and International Society of Paediatric Oncology World Congress in this blog mini series, originally shared later last year.

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Share the Gift of Healing Christmas Love

The real spirit of the Holiday Season is not to be found in a festive dinner or brightly wrapped presents under a tree, but in our dedication to helping those around us, in the sharing of hope, peace and friendship. Our CEO, Abby White, shares her mother’s memory of healing Christmas love when Abby was an infant being treated for eye cancer, and some helpful hints to support families in need this year.

The image shows a candle wick apparently dancing within the light of the flame and the muted golden glow encircling it, fading into surrounding darkness. The superimposed quote reads: "Children with cancer are like candles in the wind who accept they are in danger of being extinguished by an unexpected gust, and yet, as they flicker and dance through the storm, their brilliance challenges the darkness and dazzles those of us who watch their light."

RAE of Hope – Raising Awareness & Empowerment

There’s a new RAE of Hope in the retinoblastoma world this September as we shine the light on childhood eye cancer. Thomas Reid is a survivor, father of a survivor and a Director of WE C Hope USA. The entire Reid Family dedicates Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to Raising Awareness and Empowerment as they help children, adult survivors and their families share their experience of retinoblastoma and how it has shaped their lives. Watch the RAE of Hope videos and be inspired.

Caroline Aherne, January 2016

RIP Caroline Aherne, Comedienne and Retinoblastoma Survivor

British comedy writer and actress Caroline Aherne sadly died on Saturday, July 2nd, after suffering lung cancer linked to her retinoblastoma diagnosis as a child. Caroline is best known as creator of Mrs. Merton and the Royle Family TV shows. Her humour brought laughter to millions around the world, but she also used it to stay sane during her multiple cancer battles.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter" - MLK Jr.

Top 10 Rarely Discussed Subjects in Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma is a complex childhood cancer with significant impacts during treatmet and beyond, often continuing throughout life. What are the least discussed subjects in Rb research and care? Why do they matter, and how can research in these areas improve care and quality of life? Rb Survivor, Abby White explores 10 varied topics affecting patients, survivors, and family members at different stages of life.

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“We Are One” Against Childhood Cancer, Sing 1M+ Children!

Frozen composer Christophe Beck and 1M+ children making more than 900,000 videos, have created the childhood cancer awareness song We Are One. Find out more and watch the music video.

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Child4Child – Young Singers Worldwide Unite For New Childhood Cancer Single

Child4Child invites the world’s children join in the chorus of a new song created by Disney’s Frozen Composer, Christophe Beck. Performed by some of YouTube’s top singing kids, “We Are One” will be released on International Childhood Cancer Day, February 15, including the voices of children from around the world.